Elmore County EMA Receives Award for Effort in Safer Places Program

EMA 2018 Awardphoto

Recently at the 2018 Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference held in Birmingham, the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers awarded Elmore County EMA the 2017-2018 Preparedness Program of the Year for a medium sized county for the Safer Places Program.  The purpose of the Safer Places Program in Elmore County is to facilitate the opening of pre-designated areas for citizens seeking a safer place prior to and during severe weather conditions.  Currently, there are 21 safer place locations across the county that have partnered in this program.

To view an interactive map of the safer place locations, click here  This Google map provides useful information regarding whether or not the safer place is open or closed, whether or not it is handicap accessible, whether or not it is pet friendly, and helpful information on what door to go to at the facility.  If you have any questions about this program or need additional information please contact Eric Jones, Elmore County EMA  at (334) 567-6451.